Sky-Skan Harman solution at the Frost science museum
Thursday, 11 January 2018
planetariumSky-Skan designed and installed an integrated Harman solution for the planetarium
USA - Sky-Skan recently installed a complete audio solution by Harman Professional at the newly-opened Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.
Sky-Skan created a design that features an 8K 3D projection system with specialised Christie Digital projectors that deliver 30,000lm of brightness, making it one of the brightest projection systems on the planet.
To complement the video system, Sky-Skan needed to design a high-fidelity audio solution capable of delivering crisp, powerful and natural-sounding audio. After careful consideration, Sky-Skan designed and installed an integrated Harman solution made up of JBL Professional CSX F35 loudspeakers, Crown power amplifiers, BSS Soundweb London signal processors and AKG microphones. The design also features Martin wash lights and Martin system controllers that control both the audio and lighting systems.
“We were confident that the Harman solution would cover the museum’s needs and exceed their expectations, without breaking the bank,” said George Barnett, project director at Sky-Skan. “The Harman teams have been so good to work with, and the integration between products is really smooth. Because of the communication between brands like BSS and Martin, we were able to solve any issues quickly and efficiently. It makes life a lot easier when you have a one-stop shop that can pretty much cover all the bases - especially when you’re trying to integrate a system together with so many different components.”
The installation includes 12 JBL CSX F35/90 loudspeakers, four JBL 5628 subwoofers, Crown DriveCore Install and I-Tech HD Series amplifiers, and BSS Soundweb London BLU-806, BLU-100, BLU-USB and BLU-120 signal processors.
The system is controlled by Martin M-Play, M-Touch and M2PC control surfaces with Martin M-PC controller software. Sky-Skan also created a custom software interface that enables the Martin control surfaces to control audio from the BSS processors and the house Lutron lighting system. AKG WMS470 wireless microphone systems and presenter sets are used by special event hosts and projector operators.
(Jim Evans)

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